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2019 SEMA Show Las Vegas

SEMA Show Las Vegas

The 2019 SEMA Show

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas (AAIW), popularly known as the SEMA Show, is a trade-only industry event that takes place in Las Vegas each year.

Organized by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), this trade-only event draws more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers each year. The SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the world's leading automotive trade event bringing together manufacturers and buyers in every segment of the automotive industry, from hot rods and off-roads, to mobile electronics and collision repair. The SEMA Show also provides value to participants through educational seminars, networking events, hands on workshops and more.

The upcoming 2019 SEMA Show is a trade-only event and not open to consumers or the general public but only to qualified individuals employed within the automotive aftermarket industry.

SEMA Show Las Vegas Address
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 892-0711

2019 SEMA Show Dates: Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2019

Mark your calendars
2019 AAPEX and the SEMA Show
SEMA Exhibits: November 5 - November 8, 2019
SEMA Education Program: November 4 - November 8, 2019
AAPEX Exhibits: November 5 - November 7, 2019
AAPEX Education Program: November 5 - November 7, 2019

** AAPEX and the SEMA Show 2019 registration will open in May 2019

2019 SEMA Show Exhibit Hours

Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate Hotel, & Performance Pavilion
  LVCC & Westgate Exhibits New Products Showcase
Tuesday, November 5 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 7 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 8 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
**Exhibitors are permitted to enter the Hall at 7:00am prior to Show opening each Show day with proper ID and matching badge.

2018 SEMA Vehicle of the Year award winners

Voted on by SEMA Show manufacturing exhibitors below are the 2018 top trending vehicle models. SEMA Vehicle of the Year award winners are:

SEMA Car of the Year: Ford Mustang
SEMA Truck of the Year: Ford F-Series
SEMA 4x4/SUV of the Year: Jeep Wrangler
SEMA Sport Compact of the Year: Ford Focus
SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year: Polaris RZR Turbo S

**SEMA Award winners represent the cars, trucks and SUVs that aftermarket manufacturers are investing in and developing products and accessories for.

SEMA Show Map

Below are the display sections at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas

SEMA Show Locations Map Las Vegas

SEMA Show 2018 Exhibitor List

Westgate

1 First Time & Featured Exhibitors

North Hall

2 Restyling & Car Care Accessories
3 Mobile Electronics & Technology
4 Collision Repair & Refinish
5 Tools & Equipment

Central Hall

6 Racing & Performance
7 Hot Rod Alley
8 Restoration Marketplace
9 First Time & Featured Exhibitors

South Hall - Upper

10 Truck, SUV & Off-Road
11 Powersports & Utility Vehicles
12 Business Services
13 First Time & Featured Exhibitors

South Hall - Lower

14 Global Tire Expo
15 Wheels & Accessories

Performance Pavilion

16 First Time & Featured Exhibitors

SEMA Show Attendee HowTo

SEMA Show Attendees

SEMA Show is where the hottest, newest automotive products debut. With more than 3,000 new and featured products this year, knowing how to work the Show floor is important. Follow the steps below for the fastest and most efficient way to locate and contact the exhibitors who manufacture the products you're interested in.

Step 1: Head on over to the New Products Showcase
The New Products Showcase, located in the Sky Bridge at the Las Vegas Convention Center (between Central and South Hall). See SEMA Show map above. There is a shuttle stop very close to the showcase.

Tip: The New Products Showcase opens an hour before the Show starts and closes an hour after the Show close. Take advantage of those extra hours.

Step 2: Get one of the FREE Scanners
Find one of the "Free Scanner Pickup" booths located around the showcase and grab a scanner. Walk around and browse the products in the showcase. Scan all the products barcode you're interested in.

Step 3: Get a print out of all the products you scanned
Return your scanner to the "Scanner Return" desk to instantly get a print out of all the products you scanned! This print-out will contain key information such as the product's description, image, exhibitor's booth number and how to locate and contact the exhibitors who manufacture the products.

Step 4: Doing the leg walk
Now it's time to track down those exhibiting companies on the show floor and get some face-to-face time to learn more about the products you're interested in. The SEMA Show mobile app makes this step easy by offering directions from one location to another, all at your finger tips or simply pickup the SEMA Show Pocket Guide available at any of the many information kiosks.

Tip: The newest exhibitors can be found at the Westgate, Racing Annex, Upper South Hall and Performance Pavilion.

2018 SEMA Show New Products Award Winners

2018 SEMA Show New Products Winners (Downloadable)

SEMA Show Registration

SEMA Show 2019 and AAPEX 2019 registration will open in May 2019. Exhibitors, members of the media, or an employee of a company that is qualified to attend the 2019 SEMA Show, can register for the Show at www.semashow.com.
Note: The SEMA Show is a trade-only industry event and not open to consumers or the general public.

Registration categories

SEMA Show Attendee

The Attendee category is for retailers, installers, distributors, and buyers who plan to meet with exhibitors at the 2019 SEMA Show. Attendees should register using the "attendee" link. Applicants in this category may be required to submit proof of employment in the industry.

SEMA Show Exhibitor

The Exhibitor category is for company personnel working in the booths of exhibiting companies. To receive your exhibitor badge, individuals will need to have the unique password and user id that was provided, via email, to the primary (or key) contact at the exhibiting company. Alternatively, the primary contact may register the entire staff at one time.

SEMA Show Media

The Media category is for journalists covering the SEMA Show. Journalists can register for a complimentary media credentials using the "media" link. Applicants may need to supply proof of media affiliation, such as bylined articles or business cards. All approved media will be able to pick up their credentials onsite in the SEMA Show Media Center

2018 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders Finalists SEMA Battle of the Builders

Top 12 finalists in the 5th annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition
2018 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders Winner
2018 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders Top 4 finalists

HOT ROD
  • Dale Boesch – 1936 Ford Roadster
    Phil & Jeremy Gerber – 1970 Chevy Camaro
    Kyle Tucker – 1969 Chevy Camaro
SPORT COMPACT
  • Rod Nielsen – 1972 Mazda R100
    Igor Polishchuk – 1987 BMW 325
    Muzzy Yousefi – 2004 Nissan 350Z
TRUCK/OFF-ROAD
  • Jason Graham – 1934 Ford Pickup
    Eddie Pettus – 1932 Willys Aircraft Refueling Truck
    Jeremiah Proffitt – 1993 Toyota 79 Series
YOUNG GUNS
  • Dylan Goacher – 1968 Chevy Nova
    Kyle Kuhnhausen – 1972 Datsun 240Z
    Zach Lagarenne – 1988 BMW M3

2018 SEMA Cruise

SEMA Cruise 2018 The crowd favorite annual SEMA Cruise is back. SEMA Cruise is the only part of the Show that is open and FREE to consumers. SEMA Cruise is a parade of vehicles that dominated the 2018 SEMA Show.

Watch as featured vehicles roar to life and drive out of the Las Vegas Convention Center towards SEMA Ignited. This parade of rolling art is a sight to see and offers exhibitors, builders, Vegas locals and car enthusiasts one last look at the vehicles that dominated this years SEMA Show.

Date/Time: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. begins when the Show ends
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Silver Drive/Red Road
**FREE - No tickets required**

SEMA Ignited 2018

SEMA Ignited 2018 SEMA Ignited is the official SEMA Show after party, where consumers and anyone who did not qualify to attend the SEMA Show are invited to mingle with the industry. On display will be hundreds of customized SEMA Show vehicles, demonstrations, Live music provided by DJ Girl 6, food, entertainment, top vehicle builds and more.

Date / Time: Friday, Nov. 2, from 3:00 -10:00 pm.
General Admission Tickets:
Tickets for SEMA Ignited is $20.00
Children under 12 are FREE with a paid adult
Authorized 2018 SEMA Show badge holders - FREE
Active military / First Responder / Law Enforcement - FREE (ID Required)
Tickets can be purchased at www.semaignited.com
Location: Platinum Lot, located on the east side of Las Vegas Convention Center (on Swenson Street, between Desert Inn Road and Sierra Vista Drive).

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The 2018 SEMA Show Complementary Shuttle

The 2018 SEMA Show Shuttle Service Each morning and afternoon during the 2018 SEMA Show, free shuttle service are provided throughout the week between the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center and official hotel partners. Below are the hotel partners and shuttle hours:

Hotels to SEMA Show Hours
Tuesday - Friday 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
   
SEMA Show to Hotels Hours
Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m
Friday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
   

The SEMA Show Complementary Hotel Shuttles will run every 20-30 minutes and will drop off/pick up at three separate locations at the SEMA Show: The Westgate Hotel, North Hall Door 10 and the east end of the Performance Pavilion. Hotel shuttles will carry an average of 55 passengers and will be marked with a route number. Route numbers will coordinate with which hotel properties they service. The route numbers and pick up locations are listed below.

Route# Hotel Boarding Location
Route 5 Aria Las Vegas Tour Bus Lobby
Route 10 Bally's Hotel and Casino North Entrance Tour Bus Area
Route 9 Bellagio Tour Bus Area
Route 9 Caesars Palace Planet Hollywood Sign
Route 2 Circus Circus Hotel Outside Main Entrance
Route 4 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Right of Main Lobby
Route 11 The Cromwell Walk to Flamingo
Route 13 Delano Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Tour Bus Lobby
Route 8 Elara PH Tour Bus Area
Route 7 Excalibur Rotunda Entrance
Route 11 Flamingo Las Vegas Tour Bus Area
Route 12 Golden Nugget Carson Tower Entrance
Route 8 Hard Rock Hotel Main Lobby
Route 11 Harrah's Las Vegas Tour Bus Area
Route 1 Hilton Grand Vacation Suites Curbside on Karen Ave
Route 2 Hilton Grand Vacations on the Strip Outside Main Lobby
Route 11 Hilton Grand Vacations at Flamingo Flamingo Tour Bus Area
Route 11 The LINQ Hotel Walk to Harrah's
Route 7 Luxor Hotel and Casino Excalibur Rotunda Entrance
Route 13 Mandalay Bay Tour Bus Lobby
Route 8 MGM Grand Grand Garden Entrance
Route 3 Mirage Hotel Casino North Valet Entrance
Route 6 New York-New York Main Entrance
Route 6 Park MGM Tour Bus Area
Route 10 Paris Las Vegas Walk to Bally's
Route 8 Planet Hollywood Tour Bus Area
Route 8 Signature @ MGM Grand Walk to MGM Grand Garden Entrance
Route 1 SLS Las Vegas Tour Bus Area - Las Vegas Blvd.
Route 1 Stratosphere Casino Hotel Tower North Tour Bus Lobby
Route 3 Treasure Island Right of Main Entrance
Route 13 Tropicana Las Vegas North Entrance
Route 3 Trump Hotel Las Vegas Curbside at Main Entrance
Route 1 W Las Vegas Tour Bus Area - Las Vegas Blvd.
Route 10 Westin Las Vegas Right of Main Entrance
Route 5 Vdara Hotel and Spa Walk to Aria
SEMA to AAPEX Shuttle

A complimentary shuttle service to the AAPEX Show at the Sands Expo Center will be provided
Date / Time: Tuesday-Thursday from 7:30am - 6:30pm
Friday from 7:00am-10:30am and 2:00pm - 5:00pm (no midday service)
Frequency: shuttles will run every 5 - 10 minutes
Pick up/drop off locations: East end of the Performance Pavilion and North Hall Door 10.

SEMA Show Loop

Hop on the SEMA Show Loop to get from one side of the Las Vegas Convention Center to the other. The 25 passenger mini bus is marked "SEMA Show Loop"
Date / Time: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Frequency: shuttles will run every 15 minutes
Shuttle stops: Westgate Hotel, North Hall Door 10, east end of the South Hall and east end of the Performance Pavilion.

Airport shuttle service back to McCarran International Airport

There will be an airport shuttle service to McCarran International Airport after the show.
Frequency: every 30 minutes
Date / Time: Thursday, Nov. 2 from 7:00am - 6:30pm and Friday, Nov. 3 from 7:00am - 6:30pm.
Pick up locations: North Hall Door 10 and the East end of the Performance Pavilion.
Cost: $10 per person, one-way trip. Cash only. Pay at the bus.

Strip & Downtown Express The Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) route will start service at 7 a.m. during the 2018 SEMA Show; - October 30 - November 2, 2018

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